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Watersign Gets Unplugged At Street Music

Street Music will expand the boundaries of the in-store concert Wednesday with an unplugged show by Watersign, a local jazz-fusion band.

Fusion is the style of jazz that grew out of Miles Davis’ experimentations of the late-‘60s and early ‘70s.

Its reliance on heavily amplified instruments and rock underpinnings alienated the old guard but spawned a generation of bands that sold millions of records.

Watersign plays the music of many of them - Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John McGlaughlin, Weather Report, Santana and Pat Metheny - as well as originals in the same style.

Members include veteran jazz and pop players, among them Joe Brasch, (All Fall Down, Brother) guitar; Gary Edighoffer, (Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Desafinado) sax; Brian Flick (Minstrel String Guild, M13, Fuego), bass; and Rick Westrick (Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Happy Hammers), drums.

Watersign’s show is the first in Street Music’s intimate showcase concert series and seating is limited. Tickets, $7, $9 the day of the show, are available at Street Music, 117 N. Howard, or call 624-7722.